World Meteorological Organization (WMO): Morocco hits worst drought in 40 years

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has sounded the alarm about climate change globally, and in Morocco, in particular, highlighting in a report that this was the kingdom’s driest year in 40 years.

According to the UN-led Climate Change 2022 report, the 12 months to Gechtlein 2022 was the driest period in Morocco at least 40 years ago.

In this regard, environmental activist Nadia Hmayti said in a digital press resource statement that the current situation was unprecedented, stating, “In fact, everyone is aware of the current situation and the drought we are experiencing. Older people may recall the drought the country experienced in the 1980s, so many under the age of 40 have never lived in those conditions.

She added “I am wary of the need for authorities to “take proactive measures to manage resources and address water shortages urgently” in this situation, and urged “good governance and sustainable development to rationalize resources.” I asked for a solution.

The speaker referred to current measures such as seawater desalination and water treatment for water use, and asked, “But will these solutions save water by 2030 or 2050?”.

She urged environmental activists to “use the harsh conditions to change policies that destroy the environment,” and said, “Citizens must conserve resources, and when government programs are downloaded, officials must be environmentally friendly.” We have to take care,” she said.

The State of the World Climate Report is produced annually and this year monitors the impact of drought on many parts of the world, including Europe and the Mediterranean, with the situation in Europe being the most severe of the previous frauds. It turns out there is. Rivers such as the Rhine, Loire and Danube plunged to record levels.

The report said “ concentrations of the three main greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) reached record highs in 2021, noting that methane concentrations had the highest annual growth rate. confirmed. “This is particularly important because methane traps 25 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide,” she calculated.

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